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January 2021

Birthday of IM Richard Bates (27-i-1979)

January 27
IM Richard Bates

Best Birthday wishes to IM Richard Adam Bates born on this day (January 27th) in 1979. Richard has won the Southern Counties (SCCU) championship in the 2015-16, 2016-17 (with Nick Pert) and 2017-18 seasons. IM Richard Adam Bates {[%evp 0,67,19,31,14,30,28,4,17,20,76,42,77,64,122,98,78,105,92,90,77,62,86,67, 68,67,71,71,71,53,46,27,84,19,31,2,44,48,63,41,184,55,238,271,298,301,258,252, 211,222,222,248,248,200,259,294,411,179,294,364,361,379,379,385,641,559,625, 1032,1094,1125]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nc3 exd5 6. cxd5 g6 7. h3 a6 8. e4 b5 9. Bd3 Bg7 10. O-O c4 11. Bc2 O-O 12. Bf4 Re8 13.…

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Birthday of GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

January 29
Raymond Dennis Keene

We send birthday wishes to GM Raymond Dennis Keene OBE born on this day (January 29th) in 1948. In 1985 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division, Ray was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” Raymond Denis Keene From The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper and Ken Whyld : English player and author, British champion 1971, From 1966 he played in several Olympiads and his performance in two of them, Nice…

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Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961)

January 29
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FM Steve Giddins Birthday of FM Stephen William Giddins (29-01-1961) Here are his games from chessgames.com We reviewed his most recent book, co-authored with IM Gerard Welling : Side-Stepping Mainline Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6403hEafJI Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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Death Anniversary of Henry Ernest Atkins (20-viii-1872, 31-i-1955)

January 31

Henry Ernest Atkins Death Anniversary of Henry Ernest Atkins, 31-i-1955 Henry Ernest Atkins

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February 2021

Birthday of FM Michael John Franklin (02-ii-1931)

February 2

Michael John Franklin We send best wishes to Michael Franklin on his birthday, Monday, February 2nd, 1931 A report of Mike Franklin's success at the 1963 Ilford Whitsun Congress by Peter Clarke. Source : British Chess Magazine, Volume LXXXIII, Number 7 (July), page 193 {[%evp 0,59,19,38,40,41,87,26,15,1,54,32,47,27,19,26,31,-3,-12,-10,3,-10,-14, -27,22,29,58,-22,-2,-15,-2,-11,1,19,9,-3,54,26,-15,40,140,135,161,149,173,170, 170,181,193,190,190,204,212,100,140,145,421,502,535,563,563,563]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. g3 Nc6 4. d3 e6 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. e5 Nd7 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Qe2 b5 11. Nf1…

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Death Anniversary of John Cochrane, (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878)

February 3

John Cochrane Death Anniversary of John Cochrane, (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878) Here is his Wikipedia entry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHk229rnvY8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQX8qsD6iS0

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Birthday of FM Oliver A Jackson (03-ii-1946)

February 3

Birthday of FM Oliver A Jackson (03-ii-1946)

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Birthday of GM Colin Anderson McNab (03-ii-1961)

February 3

Birthday of GM Colin Anderson McNab (03-ii-1961)

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Birthday of IM Harriet Hunt (04-ii-1978)

February 4

IM Harriet Vaughan Hunt Birthday of IM Harriet Hunt (04-ii-1978)

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Birthday of IM Ameet Kumar Ghasi (04-ii-1987)

February 4

IM Ameet Kumar Ghasi Birthday of IM Ameet Kumar Ghasi (04-ii-1987) IM Ameet Kumar Ghasi

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